Support Our Own
Posted on March 07 2018
Last month, I had the pleasure of working with 30 small, black-owned businesses as a way to promote and drive awareness to all of the amazing products manufactured and sold within our respective black communities.
I was inspired when make-up maven and YouTube influencer @JackieAina aka AUNTY JACKIE, supported CityGirlCurlz by purchasing a number of our most popular style, the Raven Curlz. I was truly honored and humbled by her generosity and promotion of our brand. She’s been a loyal customer since.
Seeing how she supported my business, it was put my heart to "pay-it-forward." So I came up with the idea to give free promotional reviews on 30 products owned or manufactured by small, black-owned businesses. The response has been amazing: over 200 business submitted products for consideration. Not only have I reviewed great products, but I was surprised by how many female are entrepreneurs running their own businesses. Hear their stories of how they started their business has motivated me to continue to collaborate with more black-owned business across multiple industries.
THE EVENT PLANNER
The first business that I had the pleasure of working with was an event planner in New York City for my birthday! @ninefifteen.Eventplanning made my 26th so special. They we were so detailed and they made sure that my vision to life. I felt so comfortable leaving everything up to them. The cake was absolute perfection and she customized everything from the menu down to the candle and rose petals. I couldn’t thought of a better way to start this endeavor.
THE OFFICE MASSAGE ROOM
When I came back from my New York trip I was greeted with a home visit from @infinitymassage. I had so much fun turning my office space into a massage room. The massage was the perfect way to wine down for the bday maddness
THE PRODUCT THAT CHANGED MY LIFE
This was the most amazing skin moisturizer I’ve ever used in my life. Keeps my skin moist throughout the whole entire day and it makes my skin look so luminous. Also,my husband can’t get a enough of the amazing smell! I love this product so much that just I bought 3 bottles myself so I wouldn’t run out. I highly recommend trying out this product I use it daily. If you want to try them out Apply my code (Sunflower) for 15% off. The scent I use is Taire Blossom
FACE & LIP SCRUB
This face and lips scrub become part of my weekly skin care routines. During this experience I got to work with over 15 natural organic skincare companies. This company also turned out to be one of my favorites!
MICRO BLADING & LASHES
Would you ever try micro blading? Never In my life did I think I would! This experience made the impossible possible. It took 2 hrs and it’s sooooo painful in the beginning before the numbing cream kicked in. It felt like I was getting tattoo on my face. But @divinebeautybarhtx look really good care of me. She was so patient and she made sure to explain everything to me. To be the brows this the most important part of your face, so Of course I was afraid to make such a permanent decision. They came out looking so natural and I love waking up in the morning and seeing my brow on fleek! Now I have perfect brows for a whole year! If you’re in Houston you should definitely hit her up she's mobile!
I'm also rocking my favorite Princess lashes from @narassicticlashes
These flower earrings was beautiful birthday gift from @itsbanafrit
I loved them so much that I planned the whole concept around it.
This oil definitely came in handy on those days when I didn’t feel like doing my hair and I was constantly wearing wigs. All I had to do was spray this on my scalp and put my wig cap on. You got to make sure to always take care of your natural hair especially when it’s under a wig.
This palette was so pigmented and I absolutely love the colors on my skin
When I tell you that I have never felt material that felt as smooth and soft as my skin! The quality of this fitness apparel is amazing and I literally want to wear it every single day. This number made me fall in love with the color pink!
I didn’t want to bore you by posting all 30 businesses so those were my top 10 favorite businesses. I’ll post the rest on my instagram.
I enjoy doing this so much that I decided to keep this going on a monthly basis. Every month I’ll be picking 3 Small black businesses to promote for free!
If you’re interested in doing promotion with me please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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